The building of the King John III Sobieski Secondary
Comprehensive School in Piekary Śląskie sited at
Gimnazjalna Street is a fine example of Art Nouveau
architecture, which was popular in the autonomous
province of Silesia in the interwar period. The building
with a distinctive, rounded glass projection was
designed by world famous architect, Karol Schayer, and
was built in 1930-1933.
The Bytomska Street in Piekary Śląskie is the axis around
which the life of the city revolves. The artery is almost 5
km long. It starts in the south, near the border with
Bytom, and then runs almost straight north to end up in
the district of Kozłowa Góra. In this street we can find the
most important and most interesting objects in Piekary
Śląskie including the surgical hospital (formerly the “Unia
Bracka” Hospital), the city council, the Schaeffers’
manufacturing facility of sacred art and the Sanctuary
with the Calvary.
In the area of today's Piekary Śląskie there are very
interesting Polish fortifications from the time before the
Second World War. These are fortified shelters of the
Fortified Area of Silesia, which was to defend the industrial
region against German aggression. The preserved 24
fortifications were part of the point-defence 298 of the
combat group "Brzeziny" and of the point-defence 304.7. In
the unique shelter located in the district of Brzeziny the
Association for Fortification Monuments "Pro Fortalicium"
set up a museum chamber.
The Piekarska Calvary is one of the most famous
pilgrimage destinations in Poland. It was built in the late
nineteenth century on the hill of Cerekwica, which is
adjacent to the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity and Social
Justice in Piekary Śląskie. It consists of Stations of the Way
of the Cross, a Gothic Calvary Church of the Resurrection,
and a number of other chapels and stations associated
with the subject of Passion.
The basilica in Piekary Śląskie is one of the largest
sanctuaries in Silesia, and also one of the better-known
centers of Marian devotion across the country. The local
Shrine of Our Lady of Charity and Social Justice is
primarily known for organizing May pilgrimages for men
and August ones for women, whose tradition goes back to
the interwar period. Each of them numbers from 80 to 120
thousand pilgrims, mostly from Upper Silesia.
Restaurant Hotel "apogee" in Piekary Slaskie has the following poamieszczenia guests: a large air-conditioned banquet hall for 100 people, air-conditioned room "fireplace" that can accommodate up to 35 osoób (fireplace room is designed for organizations of small parties such as communions, anniversaries, birthdays, business meetings, missions), a s...